Vibrant Gujarat Startup Summit in Ahmedabad on January 9
Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 17:09 IST
By Team Startupcity
A startup summit will be organised in Ahmedabad as part of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2022 with the aim to bring together innovators, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists on one platform, officials said.
The ‘Vibrant Gujarat Startup summit’ will have budding and emerging startups, unicorns, funding agencies, incubators, industry leaders and MSMEs coming together at the event to be organised at the campus of iCreate (International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology) in Ahmedabad district on January 9 next year, officials said.
Union home minister Amit Shah has been invited as the chief guest, said Anju Sharma, principal secretary of the state’s labour and employment department.
“The event is being organised with the purpose to encourage stakeholders of the startup ecosystem to hold discussions on job and value creation. Nearly 1,500 startups from Gujarat and other parts of the country and 75 to 100 funding agencies will participate,” Sharma told. The flagship event will also feature a unicorn conclave with the participation of around a dozen founders of successful startups from across the country, she added.
Some of the notable speakers at the event will be Shashvat Nakrani of BharatPe, Kunal Shah of CRED, Nivruti Rai of IntelIndia, Manoj Kohli of SoftBank, Ritesh Agarwal of OYORooms and Sanjay Mehta of 100X VC among others.
Israel will participate as an international partner for the event that is jointly organised by iCreate, iHub and GUSEC-three of the state’s institutions for startups and innovations –with the support from Startup India, DPIIT, ASSOCHAM, GCCI, CII and TiE Ahmedabad, she said. With over 75 startups from Gujarat, there will also be an exhibition.